explorations in color and design

explorations in color and design

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Inspiration Avenue Challenge: Once Upon a Time (Two Looks)








Working on this digital collage was just delightful. I ended up creating two versions. The top one has a softer color and lighting scheme; the second one (after an impulsive last-minute application of the linear light blending mode) has more fanciful colors and lighting. The two looks illustrate what I love most about digital art- a few clicks of the mouse can produce a very dramatic change, and if you don't like it, you can (usually) undo it!

Image credits: CatScrap/milla; Dover; graphicsfairy; artefacts.

14 comments:

Junibears said...

Beautiful collages. I love them both.xx

"MOI" Freubel said...

Hi Sherry.
Thanks for your nice comment on my blog.
I have to smile every time when I see your profile photo ! I'ts such a funny child ! (Is that you ??)
*****
About your collages..
Ow yes...I also LOVE LOVE LOVE to play around with the blending modes, filters, tools etc.etc.
Photoshop is a never ending story and there are time that I must say to my self when I'm busy....
STOP RIAN...it's enough ! hahaha.

Have a Nice day Sherry !

bluegiraffe said...

Yes, that's me in the happy childhood photo. I seemed to like making faces at the camera- in fact, sometimes I still do.:)

Magpie said...

Both are beautiful! Isn't it fun playing with digital images? I think the top one is my favorite...

You have all the elements to create a wonderful story... a castle, a knight, a princess and a rainbow...oh, and of course the magical horse!

Grannie Annie said...

Isn't digital art just a miracle...I am constantly amazed at what can be done with it...both of your pictures are wonderful but I prefer the warmer kinder colors of the top picture...great job Sherry!!!

Missy said...

What pretty collages. I enjoy both, but I do like the rainbow in the first one. And as Moi Freubel said, great profile pic. I found ya by way of IA (my first time participating).

Joyelle @ An Artful Endeavor said...

I love them both too! Beautiful work!

Judy Goddard said...

Delightful, indeed! I have a passion for flying horses!

WrightStuff said...

O yes, I love all the play possibilities in Photoshop. You certainly had fun here mixing it with your imagination!

Amanda said...

This is a great piece for the IA theme this week. I love to read how digital work is done. I am still learning all elements of collage art and this is so beautiful. And I am like Judy; I have always wanted a flying horse!!

patk860 said...

both are very cool sherry!

dthaase said...

great take on the theme

Kat W said...

I like both versions; so imaginative and pretty. I'd have no idea how to do a digital collage but I'd like to learn!

Kat :-)

Becklee Cottage Designs said...

love both of the images, Nice work